Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"Ophiocordyceps sinensis (syn. Cordyceps sinensis) is a fungus which infects a caterpillar, uses nutrients out of it to create mycelia and replaces its body with a sclerotium. The fungus then sprouts out of the head of the caterpillar. In Chinese the fungus is known as Dōng chóng xià cǎo (Chinese冬虫夏草; literally "winter worm, summer grass")." -Wikepedia

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